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I know I have read that allowing goats to access fresh alfalfa can cause bloat. Is there a certain percentage you can mix with your seed and not have troubles? Or would the goats pick out the alfalfa and still have problems? I am planning to plant some forage for my goats next year in their pen and rotate so they don't kill it.
 

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Bloat is more prevalent when animals are turned out in lush, actively growing Spring pasture. The most common prevention is to make sure they've had free-choice hay first. You can also mow pasture & let it cure a bit. Or limit grazing to shorter periods of time. Once Summer sets in and things are growing slower, it's less of a problem.

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